Fans of the cult horror movie “Trick ‘r Treat” will be pleased to hear that “Trick ‘r Treat 2” is officially in the works. Producer Bryan Singer’s frequent collaborator confirmed the news at Monday night’s fan screening in Hollywood. The “X-Men” director will return as a producer for the upcoming sequel with the backing of Legendary Pictures. The Halloween horror movie has become a cult classic among horror fans with Screenwriter Michael Dougherty‘s directorial debut with “Trick R Treat”. The film was shelved for over two years, before it was eventually released on DVD/Blu-ray by Warner Bros.
Check out the official synopsis of the 2007 movie if you’ve missed it – courtesy of Trickrtreat-movie.warnerbros.com
Trick ‘r Treat is a collection of creepy stories that mixes fun with fear, candy with poison, and laughter with screams. In the tradition of Creepshow and Tales From the Crypt comes four interwoven tales set on Halloween night: a high-school principal who moonlights as a vicious serial killer, a young virgin whose quest for that special someone takes a gruesome turn, a group of teens who carry out a cruel prank with disastrous consequences, and a cantankerous old man who battles a mischievous trick-or-treating demon.
The little we know so far is that Dougherty wants to keep the anthology format of the first film for future installments, and explore different horror monsters.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly he reveals:
I think we’ll shake it up a little bit. There are different archetypes I’d like to explore, different types of monsters. We covered werewolves, vampires, and zombies, but there’s a whole slew of different creatures out there that we haven’t tackled, and I think Sam would probably be pretty good buddies with. So I think it’s time to let them have their time in the sun.
He also gave some details of the back-story:
It’s funny because when I first dreamt up the idea of making the first film, I thought, “How neat would it be if we made them a series?” I’m a firm believer that October should be filled with Halloween movies, or horror movies. That’s something I remember from childhood. Horror movies and Halloween, they go hand-in-hand. And so the idea was, “Well we could probably do a Trick ‘r Treat movie every year or every other year, and that it would sort of just be a new batch of stories and characters. And the common link between all of them would be Sam.” Initially that was the plan, and then things changed as the first film had a very delayed, strange journey. I put those dreams on hold for a little while, so it feels good to go back to that initial plan. … I think it’d be great to make it a trilogy, at least. So fingers crossed. For me, I think every film should explore a different aspect of Halloween. I felt like the first film was the very traditional, suburban Halloween that we all have some memory of. But as I’ve grown up over the years, I’ve lived everywhere from Columbus, Ohio to New York to L.A., and I find that the holiday is very different depending on where you live. Or even time periods. I don’t see why we should be limited to just present day stories. Halloween is an amazing holiday because it evolves depending on where you live and the time period.
Production is still in the early stages and there is no script available yet. Even though Legendary Pictures is backing the film we are not sure if the sequel will be theatrically released or direct to DVD/Blu-ray.
Check out the trailer for the 2007 ‘Trick ‘r Treat’ if you’ve missed this one